ASEAN photo contest zooms in on biodiversity

VietNamNet Bridge – The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) has launched the Biodiversity Photo Contest for all citizens of ASEAN Member States : Brunei Darussalam , Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR , Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam . The contest aims to capture the beauty, richness, and values of biodiversity through vivid pictures of living creatures and their habitats in ASEAN countries. This year’s theme is " One ASEAN. One … [Read more...]

Award-winning artist displays work

HCM CITY (VNS) — An art exhibition Mixed Media Paintings , displaying works by Nguyen Da Quyen , winner of an Asian Creative Award last year, will open on June 12 – July 17 at the Workshop Cafe in District 1. The paintings express deep social problems with the use of simple brushstrokes and colours. She captures the everyday life of Viet Nam under the pictures' names of Doi Thoai (Dialogue), Giac Mo (Dream), and Mo Hon Don (Chaos). The " communication world " … [Read more...]

Long’s photo shortlisted in Britain

Just checking: Ly Hoang Long's photo.

VietNamNet Bridge – Ly Hoang Long figures among the world's top environment photographers, with one of his photos being included among the top 111 photos of an international contest in the United Kingdom.relate newsVN photographer nabs int'l prizeLy Hoang Long wins int’l photo award His photo, entitled Checking Fishing Net, features a fisherman checking his nets in a blue-water river, an idyllic scene in Viet Nam's countryside. More than 10,000 entries by photographers from 60 … [Read more...]

Artist uses natural colours from herbs

Cooking up colour: Artist Ly Truc Son stands besides his artworks that are on display in Ha Noi. — Photos courtesy of l'Espace

by Bach Lien (Vietnamnews) For artist Ly Truc Son, paint-ings are the medium through which he can portray all the innermost passions in his life. More than 30 paintings of the renowned artist, made on do (poonah) paper and portraying the troubled life of Xuy Van, a famous character in Vietnamese cheo (traditional opera) theatre, have caught the attention of the public at l'Espace. At the exhibition, Son described his paintings, dating from 1986, as being inspired by his favourite character in … [Read more...]

French artists explore the human condition

‘Disconcerting imagery:' A work of French artist Sandrine Llouquet at the exhibition Carne Vale at Galerie Quynh in HCM City.

HCM CITY (VNS) — An exhibition of new work by two French artists Nadege David and Sandrine Llouquet about the "poetic dimension to our human condition" has opened at Galerie Quynh. The Carne Vale exhibition (meaning Farewell to Meat, according to Latin folk etymology) comprises drawing, sculpture and installation that "reveal the human condition through disconcerting yet strangely familiar imagery", a press release from the gallery said.The farewell is "to the flesh, to our human … [Read more...]

Expat artist to exhibit Vietnamese-inspired artworks

The lacquer painting Shades of Variegation by Heather McClellan.

VietNamNet Bridge – American expat artist Heather McClellan will present her Vietnamese-inspired lacquer artworks at the Flex exhibition, which will open in Ha Noi from Friday, April 17. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art – one of the leading art and design schools in the United States – in graphics and illustration, McClellan has continuously explored new techniques and learned new crafts. … [Read more...]

Australian painter brushes up memories

George Burchett is surrounded by many paintings of horses, his favourite subject. This year he will present a documentary project tracing his father Wilfred Burchett's career. The documentary also reviews an important period of Vietnamese history, when the country was in trouble and received significant support from international friends, including Burchett.

Australian painter George Burchett loves Vietnam. After many years working and living in Vietnam, Burchett even calls himself Vietnamese. Burchett was born in Hanoi in 1955 and lived here until 1957. Then his family moved to Moscow. Some years later, they shifted to France. His father, war correspondent Wilfred Burchett (1911-82) was also considered a friend of Vietnam, as he was one of the first journalists who raised their voice to oppose the war in Vietnam. Now Burchett, his wife and their … [Read more...]

Dong Ho folk paintings regain popularity during Tet

Popular Đong Hồ folk painting "Đám Cưới Chuột" (Mice's Wedding)

Emilie Charrier proudly displays a Dong Ho folk painting called, "Dam Cuoi Chuot" (Mice's Wedding) at home for her friends visiting on the occasion of Tet (Lunar New Year). BAC NINH - Emilie Charrier proudly displays a Dong Ho folk painting called, "Dam Cuoi Chuot" (Mice's Wedding) at home for her friends visiting on the occasion of Tet (Lunar New Year). … [Read more...]

Modern ceramics express ideas

Blossoms in blue: A lotus painting by Lan Huong

VietNamNet Bridge - An exhibition at Ha Noi's Heritage Space presents the essence of Vietnamese contemporary ceramics. "The exhibition doesn't present all contemporary ceramic artists but we expect that through the magnificent artworks of these notable artists, visitors can imagine various genres of Vietnamese contemporary ceramics," said Heritage Space director Nguyen Giang Van. … [Read more...]

Event: Seminar “Window – A strange look on the familiar Hanoi”

You are invited to the seminar "Window - A strange look on the familiar Hanoi" with the participation of painter Ta Huy Long, the author of "Window". Mon 19 Jan 2015, 6 pm L'Espace 24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội Window, the latest work of Ta Huy Long - one of the leading comic illustrators in Viet Nam - tells the story of Hanoi some decades ago when Trang Tien Miscellaneous Goods Store was still open, electric trains still tinkled on the streets, and bicycle was the main transportation of Hanoian. … [Read more...]